Investors have had a lot to process over the past few days. Domestic equity declines on top of global ones dovetailed with the loss of legendary Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as well as a rise in COVID-19 cases across the nation. The Dow Jones Industrial dipped almost 3% on Monday, and the…

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Truth be told, like many of you, we had hoped that the stock market momentum would continue through the Labor Day weekend. However, the Nasdaq and the broad-market S&P 500 began to show signs of weakness a few days before the unofficial end of summer. We’ve seen these patterns before, and yet these rapid changes…

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We hope you and yours are well as we approach the end of summer, a time of change even during more normal times. As we all prepare for this busy period, we wanted to share with you a look back at the markets and economy over the past month of this record-breaking year. The S&P…

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In addition to a carefully constructed long-term financial plan, working with Gratz Park Private Wealth gives you ready access to vital information. Whether it’s logging in to Client Access to track all of your accounts in one secure place or reviewing important investment disclosures, you can get the information you need – when you need…

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The U.S. economy contracted 9.5% through the second quarter, the worst single-quarter decline in gross domestic product (GDP) since the Commerce Department started tracking it in 1947. It was expected the report would show a dip, but it’s important to recognize what that dip represents. It does not attest to the economy’s current trajectory, just…

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The equity market hit a year-to-date high in June but was tempered by emerging coronavirus cases as states slackened their isolation orders, ending with a near flat month after three months of sustained rebound from the March 23 low. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to drive fiscal and monetary policy, and as Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome…

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The CARES Act Passed Into Law From rebate checks to small business support, there’s a lot packed into the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was signed into law on Friday. The $2+ trillion emergency fiscal stimulus package is intended to mitigate some of the economic effects of dealing with COVID-19. Here’s…

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Market Volatility Tip: If you had invested in the stock market from 1999-2018, and not touched it, your money would have nearly tripled. But if you had traded in and out and missed out on just the 10 best-performing stock market days over that 20 year period—your returns would have only been half of that.…

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